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Tensaw Land & Timber Company, Inc. was founded by Congressman Frank W. Boykin on November 1, 1937. Today the company is owned by his heirs and under the management of the Congressman’s grandson, Riley Boykin Smith, as President and Chief Executive Officer; and granddaughter, Starr L. Boykin, as Secretary/Treasurer. Other members of the management team include Judy D. Lewis as Financial Manager, Albert W. Parnell as Woodsman, Kathy Moore as Administrative Assistant and R. Charlie Parker as Courier. Tensaw acquired approximately 100,000 acres of prime timberland located in Mobile, Baldwin and Washington Counties while under the direction of the Congressman. The majority of the property is under a long-term timber lease with Resource Management Services located in Birmingham, Alabama. The acreage not under lease is under the direction of Starr Boykin in Mobile and Albert Parnell in McIntosh. Throughout the years, certain land owned by the Company has become more suited for commercial development than timber growth. Such was the case in 2007, when Tensaw sold approximately 2,500 acres in North Mobile County to ThyssenKrupp ("TK") for their multi-billion dollar, state-of-the-art carbon steel processing facility in Calvert, Alabama. Adjoining land fronting Highway 43 adjacent to the plant has also become very sought-after for commercial development. Tensaw is currently developing a 40 acre tract of land just south of the TK plant for retail and industrial use. See Projects on left for further information. Tensaw also owns five commercial properties in the City of Mobile. Airport Plaza is located on Airport Boulevard near the intersection of Airport and I-65. This center includes Wings Sports Grille, Breakers Billiards, Heat Night Club and Kidz Klozet. A second retail center, Zeigler Square, located at the intersection of Zeigler and Schillinger Roads includes Dollar General and Advance America retail stores. Another property owned by Tensaw is a 20,000 square foot, 2-story office building located on Montlimar Boulevard. The sole tenant of this office complex is Alabama Psychiatric Services.  In 2010 Tensaw acquired the Advance Auto Parts Store located at the intersection of Cottage Hill and Azalea Roads. The CVS/pharmacy located at the corner of Airport Boulevard and Cody Road was purchased in 2011. See Properties listed on left for further information. Tensaw and its management are very active in the community by supporting business, charitable and wildlife organizations. They are investors in the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce’s Partners in Growth Initiative, a member of the Alabama Forestry Association, Alabama Wildlife Federation, National Wild Turkey Federation and the Washington County Economic Development Initiative. Tensaw has established a scholarship at Auburn University that contributes toward the tuition of an Auburn Forestry major from the McIntosh area each year. The company has also supported many area charities.
Projects
Airport Plaza Zeigler Square Tensaw Montlimar Square Advance Auto Parts CVS
Properties
Calvert Business Park Hwy 43 East Park Subdivision Salco 43 Industrial Estate Landfill Transfer Station
Frank and Ocllo Boykin Hunting Lodge, Double Gates, Alabama View The Thomasville Times article
Mobile Chamber Business View spotlights  Tensaw Land & Timber Co. Inc. (page 28, April 2010)